AFC Announcements

2014/02/05
New Campaign to Bring AFC To South Florida

Mark your calendars and join us in Florida this May. AFC is working with The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, BBX Capital Foundation and Nova Southeastern University  to help establish a new annual Artists for Conservation event in South Florida. The new festival will feature AFC's annual tour plus a selection of artwork by artists from AFC's Marine Explorer's Program. The event will also feature art and environmental education programming for youth and adults, lectures and films. A special teaser exhibit is tentatively scheduled for May 2014 (dates TBA).

2014/01/27
AFC Festival Returns to Vancouver in 2014

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - January 27, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the return of their signature event to Vancouver in 2014. The 4th annual AFC Festival will take place from September 26th through October 5th, at Grouse Mountain Resort in North Vancouver, BC. RE/MAX is returning as the title sponsor of the event.

Murray Phillips
2013/12/10
AFC Appoints Murray Phillips to Board of Directors

Vancouver, BC., CANADA - December 2, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce the appointment of renowned artist and environmental advocate, Murray Phillips, as member of AFC's Board of Directors.

2013/11/04
Artists for Conservation Art Exhibit Tours to the Houston Zoo

Vancouver, B.C. CANADA - November 1, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) announces a tour venue as part of its sixth annual juried exhibit in partnership with the Houston Zoo. A portion of the Artists of Conservation exhibit will travel to Houston, Texas in support of the Houston Zoo's Save the Elephants campaign, focusing on a time-sensitive, critical mission: saving elephants from extinction.

2013/10/30
2013 AFC Virtual Exhibit Now Online
An International Exhibit of Nature in Art

Vancouver, B.C. Canada – October 31, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the launch of its fourth Virtual Exhibit, featuring the artwork juried into the 2013 Artists for Conservation world's top conservation-themed annual art exhibit and sale. The Virtual Exhibit can be viewed at www.ArtistsForConservation.org/virtual-exhibit.

Robin Murray "Lost Lands" depicting a jaguar in the Grand Canyon
2013/08/26
Award Winners for 2013 AFC Exhibit

Vancouver, BC CANADA - August 26, 2013 - Artists for Conservation (AFC) is pleased to announce the award winners of the sixth annual AFC Exhibit to be held this fall in North Vancouver, BC. The awards include five AFC Medals of Excellence, which recognizes at least five outstanding artworks in the exhibit, and an Environmental Statement Award. AFC has also created a new Best in Show Award this year, in recognition of the highest scoring artwork by the jury panel in the annual exhibit.

Artists receiving the awards are as follows:

2013/07/24
Conservation Experts Lead Discussions at First Annual BC Conservation Symposium

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 24th, 2013 - Artists for Conservation, world's leading group of artists supporting the environment, announced today the first British Columbia Conservation Symposium on October 3, 2013 during AFC's annual festival. Leading experts from BC-based conservation organizations will gather at Grouse Mountain to offer their perspectives on the state of wildlife and habitat conservation in British Columbia. The symposium will feature talks from executives and a panel discussion.

2013/07/21
Spera's Artwork Chosen for AFC's 2013 Exhibit Book

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 22nd, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Edward Spera's "Generations" painting has been selected for the cover of the 2013 Artists for Conservation exhibit book. The annual hardcover "coffee-table" book is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 6th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running September 27 thorough to October 6th. The image will be on display in AFC's virtual online exhibit this fall.

2013/07/19
Carrie Cooks "Net Loss" Chosen for AFC 2014 Environmental Calendar Cover

Vancouver, BC CANADA - July 19, 2013 - Artists for Conservation is pleased to announce that Signature AFC Member, Carrie Cook's painting "Net Loss" has been selected for the cover of the 2014 Environmental Calendar. In addition to highlighting statutory and religious holidays, the calendar also uniquely highlights a wide range of international environmental-themed days and weeks. The annual calendar is published on sustainably forested paper, as a companion to the 6th annual AFC Exhibit, showing in North Vancouver, BC running September 27 thorough to October 6th.

2013/07/18
Artists Flock to Grouse Mountain to Paint Live Birds of Prey at Third Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(July 17, 2013) - Watch some of the world's top nature and wildlife artists sketch live birds of prey at the opening gala for the third annual Artists for Conservation Festival on Grouse Mountain. The original art pieces will be auctioned off with proceeds directly supporting Artists for Conservation's charitable year-round programming. A special opening gala of the highly-anticipated festival will kick off an extraordinary line up of events over the course of the ten-day happening.

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